Gov't should do more to assist Kendal crash site development plans says advocate

KENDAL, Manchester— Author Beverley East lost 14 family members in the historic 1957 disaster, the Kendal train crash. Read More

Ms Bikini
Ayanna Powell, a nurse from Manchester, recently topped the seventh annual Ms Jamaica Bikini International competition at Neil's Auditorium in Mandeville. Organisers say 11 contestants from seven parishes vied for over $600,000 in cash and other prizes. Powell took first place ahead of Toni Ann...... Read More

To be closed
NAIN, St Elizabeth - Up to the weekend no official word had come from Chinese metals giant, Jiquan Iron and Steel Company Ltd (JISCo), owners and operators of the JISCO Alpart alumina refinery here.... Read More

For Your Diary
(1) Thursday September 12RSVP- Caribbean VolunteersCommunity Health FairGreenvale Community CentreMandevilleManchester - 9:00 am (2) Thursday September 12Municipal CorporationsMonthly Meetings... Read More

Manchester Co-op Credit Union awards $1.9 million to students

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Jamaica Observer Writer | Monday, August, 26 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The central Jamaica-based Manchester Co-operative Credit Union (MCCU) has this year awarded grants to 29 students totalling $1.9 million to assist them with their secondary and tertiary level education. Read More

Charity and friendship for Manchester Infirmary, Ebenezer Home

Monday, August, 26 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Overseas-based nurse Stravina Thomas says she has always wanted to help the “less fortunate”. That's why she became a nurse in the first place. Read More

Jamalco awards $11.88 million in scholarships/grants

Monday, August, 26 2019    

HALSE HALL, Clarendon — Bauxite/alumina company Jamalco recently awarded $11.88 million dollars in scholarships and grants to 60 tertiary students through its education assistance programme. Read More


Monday, August, 26 2019    

As part of an ongoing islandwide mosquito control programme, health workers (seen here) recently marched through Mandeville as part of a campaign to highlight the dangers posed by mosquito-borne diseases and the need for Jamaicans to play their part in eradicating the pest. There were similar... Read More


Monday, August, 26 2019    

The North St Elizabeth Cane Farmers Association recently provided 10 grants worth $20,000 each to students about to enter high schools. The students will be attending Lacovia High, Maggotty High, Black River High, Munro College, Manchester High, Bishop Gibson High, and St Elizabeth... Read More

Never give up, students told

Monday, August, 26 2019    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Sujae Boswell and Sacavia Henry have a fair deal in common.Both sprung from poor homes with mothers working their fingers to the bone to support their children. Read More

Warming up!

Monday, August, 26 2019    

After a slow start to the 2019 track and field season Omar McLeod, native of Sanguinetti, northern Clarendon, in Central Jamaica showed pleasing form ahead of next month's IAAF World Championships winning the 110m hurdles at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham, England,... Read More


Monday, August, 26 2019    

1) Saturday August 31Kendal Crash CommemorationCandlelight VigilKendal Missionary ChurchKendalManchester — 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (2) Sunday September 1 Read More

PHOTO: School vibes!

Monday, August, 26 2019    

Students, parents, teachers turned out in large numbers at the Alpart Sports Club earlier this month for the annual back-to-school awards function facilitated by JISCO/Alpart, the Alpart Community Council and its business arm, EVC. $20 million is being allocated this year for support to 2,500... Read More

In celebration of freedom

BY KATRICH WALKER Jamaica Observer writer | Monday, August, 12 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As is customary, a late-night vigil was held at the centre of this south-central town on the eve of Emancipation Day (August 1) to mark the freeing of slaves in Jamaica and other British colonies in 1838. Read More

Manchester mother banks on empowerment opportunities, second chances

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 12 2019    

PORUS, Manchester —Porus resident Stacey-Ann Johnson, now in her early 40s, recalls that after completing her secondary education her life and career paths were marred by uncertainty. Read More


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